66467Re: Alternative Sail Plan for Micro
- Jun 30, 2011Hi Myles,
I would be very interested in more details in what you wrote here:
--- In email@example.com, "Myles J. Swift" <mswift@...> wrote:
> After a couple of seasons of reefing by moving the boom to the upper
> and lots of banging I changed to bottom up reefing. No lines get
> Slack the downhaul, drop the main enough, pull the reefing line (like
> type jiffy reefing except bottom up instead of along the mast) tie the
> clew to the boom, retension the halyard and downhaul, two or three
> and you are done, at old guy speeds.
Reefing line? Downhaul? Are you still talking about the original sail
plan on Micro or another variation?
> Maybe a solution is to make or have someone make a lightweight mast.
> said they built a 22 pound coopered mast.
That was me suggested that and it was made birdsmouth technique. I am
still considering that option which was made from clear fir or maybe
trying carbon fiber instead. Even if going with a tabernacle as one gets
One can increase sail area a bit by using battens as Bolger did on the
Birdwatcher solent rig option. However I just don't "get" the advantage
of adding a relatively long yard in order to get a somewhat shorter
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